June 10, 2021

Congress Introduces Bill Allow Abortion through Birth and Get Rid of Pro-Life Protections

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On Tuesday, pro-abortion Congress members re-introduced legislation that would allow abortion up to birth for any reason, require taxpayers to pay for abortions, and wipe out nearly all pro-life protections throughout the country.

The Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA) would ensure that women can have an abortion at all points in pregnancy for any reason, and it has the potential to destroy conscience protections, parental notification laws, and informed consent laws.

If pro-abortion politicians pass the WHPA into law, states will no longer be able to enforce even simple protections such as mandatory waiting periods, abortion counseling, or ultrasounds. Mandatory ultrasounds mainly exist to protect women by ensuring that pregnancies are correctly dated and diagnosed for conditions such as ectopic pregnancy. By doing this, abortionists can pick abortion methods that correspond with these conditions. If these things are assumed incorrectly, then the mother can be at risk of severe complications.

Illinois pro-lifers should make sure to follow this law closely, as it could easily accomplish the same goal as legislation in the General Assembly that would repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. If federal legislation renders parental notification unenforceable, then abortion businesses will no longer be required to tell a minor's guardian(s) when she has scheduled an abortion. This one pro-life protection in Illinois not only allows parents to talk to their daughters about a life-changing decision, but it also helps protect young girls from sexual abuse and trafficking.

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